Beginner Guitar Lessons: Guitar Lesson 8

——   Created by Chris Rupp

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Are you interested in learning how to play the guitar? Then you've come to the right place. This lesson is the 8th lesson in a series of 10 guitar lessons that the Guitar Training Camp will be publishing. This lesson is designed to be your eight ever guitar lesson. If you've never played guitar before and would like to learn this lesson is perfect for you. 

What will you learn in this lesson?

  • How to play the note C on every string. It's an important skill to be able to find a specific note on every string. 
  • Rhythm 6 - you will learn to strum a rhythm with guitar tablature in the video and w/PDF chart
  • Learn to strum a chord progression with open chords with guitar tablature in the video and w/PDF chart
  • Learn to play a power chord exercise with guitar tablature in the video and w/PDF chart
  • Learn to tune to Drop D tuning. This is a must know tuning for today's rock
  • Learn to play an exercise in Drop D tuning

Why should you sign up for my lesson?

  • My name is Chris Rupp and I'm the founder of the GuitArmy.
  • I've been teaching guitar full time for over 18 years.
  • I have taught more then 30,000 individual private guitar lessons.
  • I teach guitar students online all over the world.
  • I have a bachelors of music degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music where I studied with some of the best guitar players on earth. 
  • I created a successful line of guitar instruction DVDs that sold very well and garnered the attention of the "As Seen on TV" folks.
  • I love teaching guitar and helping students become better musicians through the guitar.
  • I will answer your personal questions and help you with learning the material in this lesson.

With GuitArmy guitar lessons on Arbington you will learn: basic open chords, power chords, barre chords, scales, major scales, minor scales, learn to solo, improvisation, beginner guitar lessons, intermediate guitar lessons, advanced guitar lessons, guitar riffs, rock licks, guitar licks, rhythm guitar, songwriting, modes on guitar, how to read guitar tablature, play a guitar solo, triads for guitar, and much more. 

Why should I take your class and not just learn from YouTube?

You can try to learn guitar from YouTube but eventually you'll figure out there's so many videos out there is very hard to put the information together in a coherent way. I have students come to me all the time that are tired of watching random guitar videos on YouTube and don't know how to put the information together. With this lesson you can get started playing the guitar and follow the next 2 lessons to end up with a full 10 lessons for beginners on guitar. If you missed the first 7 lessons make sure you sign up for those courses also. 

Student Testimonial

Hi Chris, thanks so much for reaching out! I'm about half way through lesson 10 of your Beginner lessons, so I was researching more of your teaching, and what's next... and found your GTC Online! I've gotta tell ya, something about your explanations, your method of teaching, and the detailed resources provided, you've connected so many dots for me -- it's appreciated beyond words! I'm mostly self-taught, regret that I started so late in life, and have tried other online resources, but yours has been the most comprehensive! As a corporate facilitator to adult learners myself, I just wanted to express my gratitude!

Mel

The course project

To complete this class project you will need to do the following

  1. play the note C on every string
  2. play through the guitar tab for "rhythm 6
  3. play through the power chord exercise 3
  4. strum the open chord progression
  5. play the drop D exercise

How to complete the project:

  1. you can provide a link to a video of you performing the exercises in this project. 
  2. you can provide a link to an audio file of you performing the exercises in this project. 
  3. if the first 2 options aren't possible then you can just upload a picture of you and your guitar saying you completed the project. 

7 Lessons

0:03:23
Lesson 8 Introduction
0:05:13
Play a C on Every String
0:04:20
Rhythm 6
0:03:16
Strum This Open Chord Progression 4
0:05:29
Power Chord Exercise 3
0:02:15
Drop D Tuning
0:03:35
Drop D tuning exercise
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About the instructor

My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of GuitArmy. I am currently teaching live Zoom lessons to students all over the world. I'm a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching guitar full time for over 20 years. I have taught more than …

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